Five wholesome things that have happened in 2020 so far

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Everybody needs some wholesome content, especially with how weird 2020 has been.

We have had a pandemic, lockdowns, forest fires, mass layoffs.

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Let’s not let this year steal some very wholesome things that have happened so far.

The Delhi Mango Seller has been compensated

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If you haven’t heard of it already, a viral video showed Phool Mia- a mango vendor in Jagat Puri, Delhi being looted by passers-by when he left his merchandise unattended.

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In an interview with ANI, he expressed his gratitude for the outpouring donations that he received from some good samaritans, claiming that, “This made my Eid.”

Five wholesome things that have happened in 2020 so far
Image Source – ANI

Ancient redwood trees survived California’s wildfire

The Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California’s oldest state park saw a massive wildfire surge through it.

While the park has been temporarily closed down due to devastating losses, there has been one positive update from it.

The ancient redwood trees, some of the tallest trees in the world have survived the wildfire!

Five wholesome things that have happened in 2020 so far
Image Source – LA Times/ Kent Nishimura

Africa is free from Wild Polio

On 25 August, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Africa free of this terrible strain of polio.

1 in 200 cases of Polio can lead to paralysis. It can even lead to death if the patient’s breathing muscles are immobilized.

The last case of wild polio occurred in Nigeria in 2016.

Five wholesome things that have happened in 2020 so far
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Credits – Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty

Same-sex penguin couple adopted a baby together

L’Oceanogràfic, an oceanarium in Valencia, Spain recently released a delightful press statement.

Their Gentoo female penguin couple – Electra and Viola have adopted an egg from another couple.

They incubated and hatched the egg. The oceanarium announced that the couple will be raising the baby penguin together!

Five wholesome things that have happened in 2020 so far
Image Source – Oceanogràfic València

The World’s first cheetahs have been born through IVF

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcome two cheetah pups on 29 February 2020 through a surrogate mum – Izzy.

Randy Junge, the Vice President of Animal Health in Columbus Zoo said, “These two cubs may be tiny but they represent a huge accomplishment.”

There is hope that the Vitro Fertilization will help these endangered species in bouncing back to a healthily sized population in the future.

Five wholesome things that have happened in 2020 so far
Image Source – CNN

Happy Sunday, reader!


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Vanshika Yadav
She is currently studying English Literature from the Hansraj College, University of Delhi. Read her other writings at

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